central artery of retina n.
The branch of the ophthalmic artery that penetrates the optic nerve behind the eye, enters the eye at the optic papilla in the retina, and divides into superior and inferior temporal and nasal branches.
- Central apnea
central apnea n. Apnea resulting from medullary depression that inhibits respiratory movement. Contemporary Examples
a bank, as the Federal Reserve Bank, that holds basic banking reserves, issues currency, and acts as lender of last resort and controller of credit. Contemporary Examples noun a national bank that does business mainly with a government and with other banks: it regulates the volume and cost of credit
- Central bedfordshire
noun a unitary authority of S central England. Pop: 252 100 (2007 est). Area: 712 sq km (275 sq miles)
an agency, studio department, etc., responsible for hiring actors, especially bit players or extras. noun phrase The putative office whence ideal and stereotypical persons, products, recipes, etc, come: He is a white, male, married Protestant, middle to upper class, with children and dogs. He comes straight out of Central Casting/ This is salsa from Central […]